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eBook The Queene's Christmas (Elizabeth I Mysteries, Book 6) ePub

by Karen Harper

  • ISBN: 0312301758
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Karen Harper
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1400 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1904 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 936

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This book by Karen Harper is one of several mysteries she has written about Queen Elizabeth I. For me, Harper . I loved the Christmas scenes that Harper described in other books. She is such a great storyteller and usually an expert at setting the scene.

This book by Karen Harper is one of several mysteries she has written about Queen Elizabeth I. For me, Harper captured the era with her descriptions of traditions, dress and conflicts. The author also added a recipe of the times at the beginning of each chapter, and that recipe was mimicked by the antagonist who was successfully ruining the Queen's best plans for a grand Christmas season. I have read the Matthew Shardlake mysteries by . Sansom and expected something similar with this.

Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal-and fine feasting-in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen, Elizabeth Tudor, as amateur sleuth. An old English Yule has never been merrier or more mysterious

Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal-and fine feasting-in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen, Elizabeth Tudor, as amateur sleuth. An old English Yule has never been merrier or more mysterious. A New Year's celebration has never looked more joyous but been so potentially deadly. Fearing the Twelve Days of Christmas of 1564 may be the last for her ailing, elderly friend, Lady Kat Ashley, Queen Elizabeth decrees a nostalgic, old-fashioned holiday

An elizabeth I mystery. The Queene’s Christmas. KAREN HARPER The queen kept her voice light, but her heart was heavy

An elizabeth I mystery. NOTE: If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book. The queen kept her voice light, but her heart was heavy. Your kith and kin had best not be saying I will name Robin my heir, Elizabeth warned.

The fourth book in Karen Harper's excellent series involving sleuth Queen Elizabeth I is the best so far and . Other historical mysteries have been set during the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I. In Harper's series, the queen herself becomes the "detective.

The fourth book in Karen Harper's excellent series involving sleuth Queen Elizabeth I is the best so far and easily the most exciting. The Queene's Cure has a fast-paced climax against the backdrop of the horrors of the pox in Elizabethan London. What also makes this novel frightening is the brief glimpse into the medical profession in the mid-sixteenth century. In this episode, Elizabeth finds an eerie looking pockmarked effigy of herself in her waiting coach.

Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal-and fine feasting-in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen, Elizabeth Tudor, as amateur sleuth

Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal-and fine feasting-in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen, Elizabeth Tudor, as amateur sleuth.

An Elizabeth I Mystery, Book . Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal - and fine feasting - in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen Elizabeth Tudor as amateur sleuth.

An Elizabeth I Mystery, Book 6. By: Karen Harper. Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren. Series: Elizabeth I Mysteries, Book 6. Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins. Fearing the 12 Days of Christmas of 1564 may be the last for her ailing, elderly friend, Lady Kat Ashley, Queen Elizabeth decrees a nostalgic, old-fashioned holiday.

Then fry the cakes thin with sweet butter, make them brown, and so serve them up with sugar strewn upon them. er, trying to decide what to do next. She knew she must act, and not just continue to rant. On the table where she often took her meals lay the pieces of paper with the murderer’s mocking missives, which, she was certain, included Bane’s so-called suicide note. Cecil’s sketches of the boot print and the blow to Hodge’s head lay there.

But one of the queen's kitchen staff is found as dead as the ornate peacock he was preparing for the feast. Karen Harper weaves a thrilling blend of historical detail and intriguing mystery. Her Queen Elizabeth I possesses the fine detective's instinct of Sherlock Holmes. As more murders threaten customs, kingdom, and Christmas, Elizabeth and her diverse band of Privy Plot Counselors try desperately to solve the increasingly bizarre crimes. When the Thames freezes over and Londoners take to the ice for an elaborate Frost Fair. Lisa Gardner, author of The Other Daughter. A walk side by side with one of history's most dynamic characters.

The Queene's Christmas (Elizabeth I, book by Karen Harper - book cover, description, publication history

The Queene's Christmas (Elizabeth I, book by Karen Harper - book cover, description, publication history. book cover of The Queene's Christmas. The Tidal Poole - second in a series in which Queen Elizabeth I solves murders/mysteries with a group of courtiers/servants. The Tidal Poole (Elizabeth I, book by Karen Harper - book cover, description, publication history. book cover of The Tidal Poole.

Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal-and fine feasting-in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen, Elizabeth Tudor, as amateur sleuth.An old English Yule has never been merrier or more mysterious. A New Year's celebration has never looked more joyous but been so potentially deadly.Fearing the Twelve Days of Christmas of 1564 may be the last for her ailing, elderly friend, Lady Kat Ashley, Queen Elizabeth decrees a nostalgic, old-fashioned holiday. Delicious dishes for the table, holly and ivy, caroling, wassailing, mumming, and a Lord of Misrule to oversee it all are in the recipe for the revels. But one of the queen's kitchen staff is found as dead as the ornate peacock he was preparing for the feast.As more murders threaten customs, kingdom, and Christmas, Elizabeth and her diverse band of Privy Plot Counselors try desperately to solve the increasingly bizarre crimes.When the Thames freezes over and Londoners take to the ice for an elaborate Frost Fair. Elizabeth of England must outfox the diabolical demon who would kill not only the spirit of Christmas but the queen.

Comments

Lanin Lanin
I'm not usually a fan of the early times in English history, but I read this book at the request of a friend who really loves these books. Surprise, surprise--I really enjoyed this book immensely!! This is a mystery involving Queen Elizabeth and her court in 1564. They are preparing to celebrate Christmas in the traditions of the time, to the definite dislike of the puritanical Protestant church leader. There is also the continuous conflict between sisters, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary of Scots, for throne of England.

At the start of these celebrations, Master Hodge Thatcher, Dresser of the Feast, is found hanging in the kitchen, dressed in the peacock feathers meant for the roasted bird. Queen Elizabeth is convinced that he was murdered and starts the investigation into his death. Then, the next days of the celebrations finds other deaths related to the each days activities. Who can the Queen trust? Clues seem to implicate those closest to her. The clues are truly interesting and red herons kept the story flowing. Queen Elizabeth's characterization is wonderfully done.

What I especially liked about the story was the deft way that the author used, and explained, so many traditions of the times, including an old time food recipe at the beginning of every chapter. This is the sixth book in this series. The excellence of this book is best proven when I say that I actually believe I want to rest of this books!
Blacknight Blacknight
As one who is easily swept into the Tudor era, this book truly enchants with the sentiments of an era long ago. Each chapter begins with a recipe of the times, and transports you to Elizabeth's reign. An intriguing mystery with characters that are based in reality, this is a great work of historical fiction. It is a wonderful holiday read as well.
Gavinrage Gavinrage
The author has certainly done her homework on Elizabethan England and 16th century Christmas customs. Still, the plot seemed bogged down too often in trying to work in the next clever twist.
Brialelis Brialelis
Another great read in the series. It was also fun to learn about the Christmas customs during the reign of Elizabeth I. Karen Harper has carefully researched the time to include authentic recipes for holiday dishes.
Levaq Levaq
Held my interest from first to last.
Manazar Manazar
Can't put this mystery down. Describes Elizabethan times, court intrigues, foods (unbelievable varieties of game), clothes, customs and problems. Great plot.
Ionzar Ionzar
The book is in great shape, got here quickly, delivered to my mailbox well wrapped, the price was right and I didn't want to put the book down until I finished. What more can I ask for? This is typical of all the books I have ordered. Great job.
Read it for Christmas Book Club. Liked guessing the murderer. Book needs a list of characters at beginning with brief description of person to help you sort them out. I would not read any more of this series.